Why are we so apt to be captivated by the gewgaws of the world?

(Letters of John Newton)

Why are we so apt to be captivated by the gewgaws of the world — but because we are so faintly impressed with a real sense of the excellence of Jesus?

"Yes, He is altogether lovely! This is my Beloved — and this is my Friend!" Song of Songs 5:16


(Editor's note: A gewgaw is defined as a showy trifle; a pretty thing of little worth; a toy; a bauble; a splendid plaything, etc.)